I have had the joy of spending most of the past month co-directing Much Ado About Nothing with my husband. As we move toward tech week and opening night, I wanted to share a few things about what it’s been like to direct this play, in this time, particularly with someone I love so much by my side for the process. Continue reading
I’m Back! August goals and re-capping my July break…
Hello readers! I know it’s been a while and I realized I forgot to mention in my last post that I would be taking my annual mid-year blog break to enjoy some rest and recharge and think about what kind of content I want to write about the second half of the year. (Plus, with all the travel we did last month, I’m not sure how much writing I would have done anyway!) Continue reading
The Courage to Share
While I have always loved crafting as a relaxing activity, a means of keeping my hands busy and getting into my body and out of living completely in my head, it has recently become something more than that. Continue reading
Bardology: Gender and The Tempest Cross Post
A week or two ago, one of my blog posts was shared on the Brelby blog to help their audience understand some of what I was going through as a female theatre artist working while bringing my baby to the theatre. Today, I am sharing a blog post my husband and I wrote for their blog. And because that’s the only blogging I had time for since the move… that’s what you get cross posted. here. Here’s my favorite excerpt:
There are many fantastically talented women in our local theatrical community and we don’t want to contribute to the frustrating statistics of how women are underrepresented in this business. We are trusting that the audience has enough imagination to accept that the actress playing Prospero is playing a man just as they are willing to accept that the actress playing Prospero is playing someone who has magical powers. So we aren’t changing the gender of the characters to match the gender of the actors.
MORE HOPE! OR: Some of what I’m most excited about in the 2015-16 Season of Theatre in Arizona
I wanted to write a post to chime in with some of the shows I am particularly excited about around the valley during the 2015-2016 season. There are honestly too many to write about in the time I have (ah theatre life- rehearsals, performances, writing the next show, oh my!) so to help me narrow down my list, I’ve decided to focus on something I’m obviously passionate about: works written by women! They exist and they are being produced here and I think they have the potential to be some of the most interesting productions this season. So without any more ado, here’s just a few I’m looking forward to seeing: Continue reading
Becoming the Change I Want to See: On Being a Female Theatre Artist Revisted
This is a bit of a follow up to the post I wrote in January. And since yesterday was national Women’s Equality Day (though I’m not convinced we’ve quite achieved that yet…at least if we are talking about equal treatment…) it felt like as good a time as any to give an update of sorts. Continue reading
Bardology: Tempest Begins + The Next Alphabet Shakespeare
Mini post today because it’s that kind of month and I am BECOMING better at giving myself some grace for the things that don’t get done as perfectly as i would wish or if not as much gets marked off my to do list.
So two major Shakespeare related things are happening in my life right now (three if you count Taming auditions but that is SUPER LOOSELY shakespeare related so I’ll wait until we get into rehearsals to talk about it): Continue reading